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Jun

ASIANA AIRLINES expands codeshare service with Singapore Airlines to 3 Continents

Star Alliance member ASIANA AIRLINES beginning this month (June 2011) expands codeshare service on flights operated by Singapore Airlines, which codeshare coverage spans 3 continents – Africa, Asia and Oceania.

ASIANA’s “OZ” code effective immediately is now appearing on SIA service to Auckland, Cape Town, Jakarta and Perth.

Codeshare routes and flight numbers:

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9
Jun

TACA Regional Aeroperlas changes to Panama City – Bocas Del Toro operation from July 2011

TACA REGIONAL carrier Aeroperlas starting 01JUL11 is adjusting service between Panama City and Bocas Del Toro. The airline currently operates 1 Daily Panama City Paitilla – Bocas Del Toro service (2 Daily on inbound).

Starting 01JUL11, it’ll be operating 1 Daily Panama City Paitilla – Bocas Del Toro – Panama City Tocumen – Panama City Paitilla triangle routing and 1 Daily Panama City Paitilla – Panama City Tocumen – Bocas Del Toro round trip.

In addition, it will also operate another 2 Daily one-way service on Panama City Tocumen – Panama City Paitilla sector. Tocumen (PTY), the main gateway of Panama, situates 17mi/27km NE of the capital, while Paitilla (PAC) is situated SW of the city.

Schedules:
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9
Jun

Silk Air to launch Kolkata service from August 2011

Silk Air today (09JUN11) announced it’ll launch 4 weekly Singapore – Kolkata, becoming the airline’s 7th destination in India. This is in addition to existing service operated by Singapore Airlines, which will reduce its service from 4 to 3 weekly.

Service on Mondays will transfer to Silk Air.

Reservation will be available soon after this post goes to press as of 0900GMT:
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9
Jun

Turkish Airlines begins ANA codeshare service on Domestic Japan routes

The codeshare agreement between Star Alliance members ANA and Turkish Airlines has expanded to bilateral, which Turkish Airlines’ “TK” code effective immediately is appearing on ANA’s Domestic service via Osaka Kansai and Tokyo Narita.

Under the revised agreement, Turkish Airlines now gains access to Fukuoka, Nagoya, Okinawa and Sapporo.

Codeshare routes and flight numbers:

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9
Jun

Turkish Airlines launches Australian market presence via codeshare with ASIANA AIRLINES

Turkish Airlines effective immediately enters Australian market, via expanded codeshare agreement with fellow Star Alliance member ASIANA AIRLINES.

TK codeshares on ASIANA’s Daily service to Daily via Seoul Incheon.

Codeshare route and flight numbers:
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9
Jun

Air Nigeria to start US codeshare service with DELTA

Air Nigeria starting 16JUN11 will begin offering service to the US via codeshare partnership with DELTA.

From 16JUN11, Air Nigeria’s “VK” code will first appear on DELTA’s Lagos – Atlanta route, followed by Abuja – Accra – New York JFK from 01JUL11.

For the moment codeshare service is unilateral. Codeshare routes and flight numbers:

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9
Jun

Vladivostok Air resumes Vladivostok – Niigata route in Jul/Aug 2011

Vladivostok Air today (09JUN11) announced it’ll be resuming Vladivostok – Niigata service, operating 15JUL11 to 26AUG11 only. This route was supposed to return for Summer season from the end of March 2011, but postponed due to March Earthquake in Japan.

Airbus A320 or Tupolev Tu204 aircraft operate this one weekly flight. The airline is not resuming Khabarovsk – Niigata, however.

Schedules:
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9
Jun

UT Air launches Surgut – Grozny; Additional flight increases on selected markets from Jun 2011

Russian carrier UT Air this month (June 2011) introduces new service on Surgut – Grozny route from 25JUN11. Boeing 737-500 operates the service to Chechen Republic’s capital once a week.

In addition, the airline is increasing service this month, with service increase from 1 to 2 Daily on Moscow Vnukovo – Kharkov (Ukraine), Moscow Vnukovo – Ulyanovsk, and Moscow Vnukovo – Voronezh.

Schedules:
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9
Jun

UT Air launches Boeing 737-800 service to Adler/Sochi & Irkutsk

UT Air yesterday (08JUN11) introduced Boeing 737-800 aircraft to its operation, which the Russian carrier will receive 4 units by the end of 2011, for Domestic Russia service.

The 737-800 will feature Boeing’s “Sky Interior” configuration, which will be Russia’s first carrier to operate this new Boeing 737 interior.

Planned routes and schedules of Boeing 737-800 as follows:
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9
Jun

BIMAN Bangladesh Airlines SE Asia changes from mid-July 2011

As per 09JUN11 GDS timetable display, BIMAN Bangladesh Airlines is gradually shifting its operational schedule on Dhaka – Singapore service. 3 of 5 weekly service has already moved from evening to daytime service.

Starting 16JUL11, all 5 weekly flights will move to daytime with unified timing. The airline from mid-July 2011 is also adjusting service to South East Asia as well.

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9
Jun

Air India extends Delhi – London Heathrow cuts and reduce Tokyo till late-Jun 2011

As per 09JUN11 GDS timetable and inventory display, Air India is extending service cuts on Delhi – London Heathrow for another week. AI115/116, Boeing 777-200LR service, is to be resumed from 22JUN11 instead of 15JUN11.

Also, the airline has halved its frequency on Delhi – Tokyo Narita route from 4 to 2 weekly until 02JUL11. However, during the week of 21JUN11, Boeing 777-300ER is replacing -200LR aircraft.

Schedule:
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9
Jun

Korean Air plans 737-900ER weekly service to Osaka and Tokyo in Oct 2011

As per 09JUN11 GDS timetable display, Korean Air is currently planning to operate the new Boeing 737-900ER aircraft to Osaka Kansai and Tokyo Haneda during the month of October 2011, operating once weekly each.

Planned 737-900ER operation to these cities in Oct 2011 as follows (subject to change):
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9
Jun

China Southern boosting capacity to Xinjiang with Boeing 777 operation from July 2011

Skyteam member China Southern Airlines starting 01JUL11 is to operate Boeing 777-200 aircraft on Urumqi market, to meet the demand of summer peak travel to China’s Xinjiang Province.

The Boeing 777-200, in F18W39Y316 configuration, is to operate Urumqi – Guangzhou and Urumqi – Shanghai Hongqiao route, replacing Boeing 757. It already introduced wide-body A330-300 operation to Beijing. With Boeing 777 replacing 757/737 aircraft, CZ is offering additional 360 seats per round-trip per day.

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9
Jun

Continental plans Boeing 777 service to Geneva & Munich in S12

Continental starting 01APR12 is to operate Boeing 777-200ER aircraft on Daily Newark – Munich service. Continental 777 (C50Y226) operate this route. Compared to Summer 2011, overall capacity increases by 41 seats per flight per direction.

Also, on Newark – Geneva route, Boeing 777-200ER (CO aircraft) is slated to begin from 16FEB12 (reported on 01JUN11), will continue to operate in Summer 2012 season for the time being.

Schedule as per 09JUN11 GDS timetable display (Further changes possible):
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9
Jun

JAL increase Nagoya – Honolulu capacity Jul/Aug 2011

JAL from 20JUL11 to 21AUG11 is to operate Boeing 777-200ER aircraft instead of 767-300ER on Daily Nagoya – Honolulu service.

The aircraft change represents extra 65 seats available per flight, to meet the demand of peak-travel season. However, Boeing 767-300ER will operate on selected dates during this period.

Schedule:
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